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ACE Pathway- Art, Architecture , Construction and Engineering

ACE Pathway Course Sequencing

Required Art Classes for the ACE curriculum.

Year One: Art and Architecture (meets UC A-G graduation requirement)

Prerequisites3.2 GPA in 8th grade SBAC standard exceeded in reading or math

Curriculum: Basic sketching and color theory

2D and 3D drafting to scale and use of equipment

Structural devices and vocabulary, historical reference points

Model making

EAA( Engineers Alliance for the Arts)bridge design and building competition

Year Two: AP Art History  (meets UC A-G graduation requirement)

Prerequisites: proficient reading level, GPA, work ethic and attendance.

This class chronologically covers the history of art and architecture from the ancient world to the modern day. College credit will be earned upon successful completion of the AP exam at the end of the class. An extra point is also earned for your GPA. The focus in this class is on building higher level critical thinking skills through advanced reading, writing, speaking and conceptual analysis of art and architecture.

Suggested Year Three: AP Studio Art 2D or 3D

Prerequisite: Strong drawing skills( 2D) for the independent and motivated student. 

Year Four: Advanced Art and Architecture  (meets UC A-G graduation requirement)

Prerequisite: by application. Art and Architecture or AP Studio Art or AP Art History, or by permission. 11th and 12th grade only.

Fall Term: career exploration, house design, sustainability, American residential architecture and architects, house design and model building project

Spring Term: Modern World Architecture and architects, commercial building design and model making, introduction to CAD, Architecture Foundation building design and competition.

Additional Classes are offered in conjunction with CCSF.

Summer program: 6 weeks Intro to Engineering and CAD.